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Natalie Nickens Gunn

Chief Financial Officer, CDC Small Business Finance + Capital Impact Partners

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Natalie Nickens Gunn has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and mortgage industries.  As part of CDC Small Business Finance and Capital Impact Partners’ aligned operations, Gunn also serves as Capital Impact Partners’ Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.  

Gunn is responsible for formulating and executing both organizations’ financial road map, capital base expansion, and investor relations. She also manages the overall direction for accounting, tax, audit, treasury and financial planning and analysis, and is responsible for Capital Impact’s Information Technology function. 

As a leader across financial institutions fighting for equity and opportunity, Natalie has to be creative and nimble in raising, managing, and deploying capital for maximum social impact.  As Capital Impact’s Chief Financial Officer, highlights of Gunn’s work include raising and closing over $300 million of capital between 2017-2021.  The funds have served a variety of community development impacts.

Gunn has corporate financing and accounting experience across the public and private sectors, including serving as Capital Impact’s Controller before stepping into the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer position. Prior to joining Capital Impact, she held senior positions at the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), National Cooperative Bank, N.A. (NCB), Capital Automotive REIT, Host Hotels and Resorts and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Gunn loves watching movies, solving crossword puzzles and any beach/fun in the sun. She lives in Virginia with her husband Rodney, sons Zachary and Bryce and cavapoo Rachel


Awards + Achievements


Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Finance Committee Member for Pathways to Housing
  • Chair, Nominating Committee for Alfred Street Baptist Church


  • Hampton University, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude



CDC Small Business Finance


As a leader in nonprofit lending


Dollars in SBA real estate financed


Dollars in working capital loans


Dollars to people of color, women + veterans


Jobs created and preserved


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